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Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Amyntas III

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin, to right. Reverse: Eagle to right, wings closed, holding serpent in his talons and eating it. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 381–369 B.C.

Mint

Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.93 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.698

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins